Georgian Defense Minister Levan Izoria has left for France to sign a new deal with the country for the purchase of air-defense systems.
Izoria stated that the Defense Ministry budget was increased by 20% this year, which provided the opportunities to sign one more deal with France regarding the systems, which would boost Georgia’s self-defense capabilities.
“At the beginning of the year we purchased anti-tank systems from US. Now I am leaving for France to sign a new deal about the anti-air systems, as this is one of the priority directions for the ministry. We have already received the first wave of anti-air systems and made them active,” Izoria said. (Agenda/Business World Magazine)